The Environment Agency is seeking the views of people and businesses on an environmental permit application for a non hazardous waste incinerator at Northyard, Devonport, Plymouth.
The agency has received MVV’s environmental permit application for an incinerator with energy recovery in a combined heat and power facility at Plymouth, Devon. The Agency will only grant a permit if it is satisfied a proposed facility will not harm the health of local residents or damage the environment.
It will now be examining the application in detail to decide whether a permit can be granted, and, if so, what conditions the permit should include.
As part of this investigation, the local community will be asked for their views. As part of their consultation, the Agency will hold a public surgery at the Tamar View Community Centre between 12 midday and 8pm on July 20.
At the surgery Agency officers will be available to explain the application process, what an Environmental Permit does and doesn’t cover, and what issues can be considered during the determination process. This session will provide local people with an opportunity to make their views on the application known.
‘We will be assessing what impact the proposed incinerator will have on air quality and the health of local people. We will also be consulting with other organisations to make sure we have all the relevant information to help us reach a decision on whether or not to issue an Environmental Permit for the site,’ said David Mudge for the Environment Agency.
‘We are also keen to involve the local community as much as possible. We understand that it is a matter of interest for residents and businesses right across the Plymouth area, from Saltash to Plympton, I would encourage people to come along and talk to us on July 20 so we can hear their thoughts on the environmental permit application.’
Information about the permit application is available at www.environment-agency.gov.uk. The webpage will be kept updated through out the consultation and determination period.
Copies of the application will be available to view in the next few days in public registers at:
Plymouth City Council, Civic Centre, Armada Way, Plymouth, Devon PL1 9ST.
Environment Agency, Exminster House, Miller Way, Exeter,
Devon, EX6 8AS.
The public registers can be viewed free of charge during normal office hours (9am-5pm Monday-Friday).
Copies of the permit applications will also be available to view at Plymouth City Council’s libraries soon.
Any comments should be made in writing to the Environment Agency, Permitting Support Centre, Environment Permit Team, Quadrant 2, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield, S9 4WF or by emailing [email protected]